TIMING FORD 351W

John Dudley

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Can anyone help with the timing and dwell for a points ignition system on a Ford 351W using a Prestolite distributor please.<br />Thanks<br />John Dudley
 

Bt Doctur

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Re: TIMING FORD 351W

Id set the points at .018 and try timing at 8 deg.BTDC.Dwell is the amount of time the points remain closed to charge the coil. It varies with the initial setting of the point gap.You may want to check the gap at each lobe of the dist. If theres a worn lobe and you happen to use it to set the gap, the timing of the other 7 will occur a bit earlier because the point gap is now slightly tighter.Conversely, if you use a good lobe, the worm one will act like a miss because the points wont be opening for that cyl. to fire.
 

John Dudley

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Re: TIMING FORD 351W

Thanks for your help Bt Doctur, I'll give that a try.<br />John Dudley
 

John Dudley

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Re: TIMING FORD 351W

Thanks Bt Doctor,<br /><br />It's purring like a kitten<br /><br />John Dudley
 
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